If you’re a fan of Americana music, you’re reading the right blog! Aside from that, I’d really like to bring you two engaging and fun tracks from the band Bigfoot Yancey.
The first is “El Paso,” a sort of classic western tune that gets your toes tapping immediately. It’s not quite swing or waltz timing, but it does get you wanting to move. It’s a “road” or “run away” song. Some might think of a kind of spin on a sound close to outlaw country. When the chords progress through the opening of the chorus, there’s a real sweet feeling to the song, despite the otherwise-sad lyrical content.
Now if you know my taste (co-editor Greg) at all, you know I’m a sucker for great harmonies. The opening harmony on this one got me to click “accept” faster than any song in a long time. The whole vibe of the song is a little more “folk” than some of their other stuff, which I like. The guitars, the moving rhythm, and the relaxing vibe all work together for a song that I continue to enjoy with each different listen.
If you’re not following Bigfoot Yancey, check them out from these links. If you like them as much as I do, let’s meet at a show. What a wonderful gem of a new Americana artist!